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Automacao Industrial Na Pratica

I have been out of the country for a couple of weeks, so I apologize for the lapse in posting. I had intended to post a guest article on robotic welding this week, but I will be posting it next

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Building The Machine: A Bedtime Story

The following story is from my book Industrial Automation: Hands On (McGraw-Hill, 2013). I wrote it to illustrate how a machine or production line is concepted, purchased, designed, built and delivered. This is a pretty typical description of the procedures

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PLC Infographic / Udemy

Last week I received an e-mail from a guy at a company called Udemy. He had stumbled across a post about Automation Direct from about a year ago and thought I might be interested in the infographic above. Sometimes when

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Consulting

Back in 1996 when I first went into business for myself, I named my company “Automation Consulting Services”. At the time, I wasn’t really sure exactly what a consultant was, but coming from a technical sales background I thought that

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The Philosophy of Communication

Last week I had a bit of fun telling you about my travels to New England. I try and post something every week, but sometimes when I’m traveling it is difficult to make the necessary time to craft a well

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Automation

Is automation “good” or “bad”? There are arguments on both sides of this issue. On one hand the cost of production on a per item basis is generally lower, on the other hand it is often said that automation takes

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Hey India!

Yesterday I received an invitation to attend the International Automation Exhibition 2014 to be held in Mumbai, India next October. Now as many who have read this blog know, I love to travel, especially to other countries. This May I

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Automation Consulting

In several previous posts I have mentioned that my company is undergoing a radical shift in focus. I had hoped to have my business website completed by the beginning of September so that I could have a kind of “grand

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A Change of Direction

For the past 20 years I have been involved in the automation and machine-building industry in one form or another. In 1996 when I had a lot more energy and less common sense, I started my own integration business that

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Industrial Automation: Hands On

Well, its official: after something like three years from initially concepting the book I finally have it in my hands. Now the task of promoting it and leveraging it into a different career direction begins. As I mentioned in a

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